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News: Under the Artistic Leadership of John Ortiz LAByrinth Theater Company Announces Plans for 25th Season

In the wake of a recent leadership change, LAByrinth Theater Company, now under the direction of Company Founder and Former Artistic Director John Ortiz, makes exciting plans for LAB’s upcoming 25th Anniversary Season in 2017-2018. In celebration of 25 years of creating vital new works of American Theater, LAByrinth kicks off the season with LAB25: FULL CIRCLE, a collection of…

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Off-Broadway Review: Lesser America’s “In a Word” at Cherry Lane Theatre

If America – and the global community – has learned anything since January 20, 2017 it is the message that “words matter.” Words – spoken and left unspoken – play the central role in Lauren Yee’s “In a Word” currently playing at the Cherry Lane Theatre’s Studio Theatre. Words – comforting and unacceptable – are stored on a shelf in…

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Off-Broadway Review: “Daniel’s Husband” at Primary Stages at Cherry Lane Theatre

“The thing was, I was really good at it. And I loved it. I just loved being able to . . . I don’t know . . . make someone more comfortable. Make some of their pain go away. And it wasn’t just because it was someone I loved. It was . . . the fact that I was in…

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Off-Broadway Review: “Fade” at Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane Theater

February 8, 2017 | Off-Broadway > | Tags: ,

For a brief time in Tanya Saracho’s “Fade,” currently playing at Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane Theatre, the lines between class and status fade as Mexican-born script writer Lucia (Annie Dow) and American-born Chicano custodian Abel (Eddie Martinez) seem to drop their guards and allow their “similarities” to overshadow their “differences.” Abel “forgives” Lucia for her assumptions when he…

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Off-Broadway Review: “The Roads to Home” at Primary Stages at Cherry Lane Theatre

November 5, 2016 | Off-Broadway > | Tags: ,

If the idiom “home is where the heart is” has any veracity, then the characters in Horton Foote’s 1982 “The Roads to Home” are as far from home as anyone might be. Geographically, the main characters – the three women in the first two short plays of the somewhat interconnected trilogy – are refugees from their original homes and have…

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Off-Broadway Review: “Out of the Mouths of Babes” Sparkles at the Cherry Lane Theatre

June 20, 2016 | Off-Broadway > | Tags:

Marie-Belle (played with a coy bravado by Francesca Choy-Kee) is the last wife of the recently deceased one-hundred-year-old man who – though unnamed – could easily be the protagonist of Israel Horovitz’s new play “Out of the Mouths of Babes” currently playing at the Cherry Lane Theatre. After his death, Marie-Belle invites two of her husband’s former wives-lovers to the…

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Off-Broadway Review: “Half Moon Bay” at the Cherry Lane Theatre

June 3, 2016 | Off-Broadway > | Tags: ,

Okay. A Millennial young woman named Annie (Keilly McQuail) sits in a bowling alley bar late at night hunched over her beer as a second Millennial – a young man named Gabe (Gabriel King) – enters the bar from the lanes. Annie says, “Nice shoes.” Gabe responds, “What?” So begins Dan Moyer’s new play “Half Moon Bay” currently running at…

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Preview: Primary Stages Announces 32nd Season (Beginning September 2016)

Primary Stages (Casey Childs, Founder & Executive Producer; Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director) announced their upcoming 32nd Season on March 14 at a champagne reception celebrating the Centennial of the birth of late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Primary Stages collaborator, Horton Foote. The 2016/17 season, to be performed at New York’s historic Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street, www.cherrylanetheatre.org), will feature…

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Review: “The Body of an American” at Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane Theatre (Closed Sunday March 20, 2016)

February 23, 2016 | Off-Broadway > | Tags: ,

Dan O’Brien’s “The Body of an American,” currently running at Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane Theatre, is oddly reminiscent of Robert M. Pirsig’s 1974 novel “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values.” Discussions between the play’s characters – the main characters Dan (Michael Crane) and Paul (Michael Cumpsty) – and secondary characters (also played by…

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“Everything You Touch” at Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre at the Cherry Lane Theatre (Closed Sunday March 29, 2015

Everything you touch turns to gold. Everything you touch turns to dust. “Everything you touch surely dies.” (From the song “Let Her Go” by Passenger) “Everything You Touch” is a time warp and space warp marathon, pushing and pulling at the audience as it takes audience members on a roller-coaster ride through events in real time, through events in the…

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